Guidewire Software, Inc GWRE is slated to report third-quarter fiscal 2023 results on Jun 1.
Management expects revenues in the range of $211-$216 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at $214.1 million, suggesting an 8.4% increase from the prior-year quarter’s reported level.
The consensus estimate is pegged at a loss of 13 cents per share, unchanged in the past 30 days. GWRE incurred a loss of 26 cents in the year-ago reported quarter.
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Factors Likely to Have Influenced Q3 Performance
Guidewire’s performance is likely to have gained from higher demand for cloud-based insurance software solutions. The company has been witnessing strong demand from Tier 1 and Tier 2 insurers for its cloud platform.
Driven by new sales and deal ramps, annual recurring revenues (ARR) were $707 million as of Jan 31, up 14% on a reported basis and 17% on constant currency basis, respectively, year over year. Management expects ARR to be between $715 million and $720 million for the quarter to be reported.
A solid uptick in multiple components of Guidewire’s InsurancePlatform, including InsuranceSuite, digital, data and analytics, is anticipated to have acted as a tailwind. Healthy adoption witnessed in subscription-based InsuranceSuite Cloud offerings is expected to have contributed to subscription and supported revenues in the to-be-reported quarter. Also, the migration activity for InsuranceSuite Cloud is likely to have favored the company’s top-line performance.
Continued momentum in data and analytics offerings is likely to have acted as a key growth factor. Synergies from the buyout of HazardHub are likely to have contributed to this segment’s performance.
HazardHub provides extensive national coverage for risks that destroy and damage property. The addition of HazardHub is likely to have bolstered Guidewire’s portfolio, expanding the company’s presence in the P&C market.
Weakness in global macroeconomic conditions is compelling spending cutbacks especially for mid and small-scale businesses, and is likely to have acted as a headwind. Increasing investments on product enhancements are expected are likely to have put pressure on margin expansion in fiscal third quarter.
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